After 20 months of virtual trade shows, PerfectLaw is thrilled to be back in person at ILTACON in Las Vegas! If you’re at the show, come say hello at booth #1518. We’ve missed you!
In recent years, the legal industry has experienced a quantum leap in legal technology options and legal software solutions. Many of the solutions have begun the move to the cloud from what was once only local server-based environments. Although a lot of marketing buzz has been created around the recently developed Hybrid Cloud, there are still numerous reasons why PerfectLaw’s All-In-One cloud model rises about the rest. These two models offer different solutions for different size firms running different products.
The Hybrid Cloud, although offering a diverse set of options, is often partitioned or broken apart across several different databases, thus requiring add-ons or plug-ins to integrate with third party software . This is not ideal.
In the All-In-One cloud, everything lives in harmony alongside your All-In-One database. This increases security, usability, maintenance, workflow, along a great deal of other perks.
To get a fuller picture, PerfectLaw has developed a 5-part series of short videos that juxtapose the All-In-One Cloud with the Hybrid cloud. The topics include a general overview, maintenance from the IT perspective, workflow, handling external documents, and security.
To view these videos, please visit our YouTube page. If after viewing these videos you have any questions, please contact PerfectLaw for more information.
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It can be a hurdle when the Back Office has to wait for attorneys to review the pre-bill reports, searching for any errors in the billing. And once the corrections have been reported, the Back Office then has to retrieve the reported changes from the attorney and update the pending bills in the Time and Billing module. This is an unnecessary strain on the Back Office and needlessly duplicates work.
With PerfectLaw’s Distributed Billing module, pre-bill reports are profiled directly to the billing attorney’s matters where the pending bills may be reviewed and edited by the attorney’s themselves, allowing the Back Office to carry on with their other duties.
To see all of the various ways in which the Distributed Billing Module can be utilized, please watch this video.
If you think your firm would be interested in Distributed Billing, please contact our Sales Department to get started.
PerfectLaw’s Attorney Expense Reimbursement product allows attorneys to submit expenses alongside images of receipts to the back office. With this service, attorneys are able to enter separate line items differentiating between firm- and client-related expenses. And since much of the reviewing is performed prior to posting, the service vastly reduces administrative hours while composing an accurate audit trail for the Back Office.
To view a video of this feature, click here.
If you think your firm would be interested in Attorney Expense Reimbursement, please contact our Sales Department to get started.
PerfectLaw’s Virtual Training saves law firms significant amounts of time and money by eliminating the need to travel or “make time.” With numerous ways to access PerfectLaw’s video library, users are able to learn when it’s most convenient to them. PerfectLaw’s video library is available to all PerfectLaw users through the Help system, training personnel, or upon a request made to the Help Desk. Users are even able to train from home by utilizing PerfectLaw Home Viewing.
PerfectLaw’s Marc and Frank had a wonderful time at the ALA National show in Denver. They witnessed a record in both interest and traffic at the booth, making numerous connections with firms we hope will soon join the PerfectLaw family.
For a fun look at two of the prize giveaways, check out our YouTube channel. We’ll see you in San Francisco for Legal Tech West Coast!
Quickly reviewing pie charts to reference the hours worked and fees billed over time has been a popular AIM feature for many years. However, pie charts have limitations. For this reason, in the latest version of AIM, visualization may be instantly swapped back and forth between pie charts (for proportions) and bar graphs (for relative value).
For more details regarding PerfectLaw’s Time and Fee Analysis screens, please watch this video.
If you think your firm would be interested in Time and Fee Analysis Screens, please contact our Sales Department to get started.
iSlips 2.0 is the latest release of PerfectLaw’s popular, mobile, time-keeping app. With this latest version, users will now have the ability to look up client and matter information from a single field. Known as “PerfectLaw Quick Search,” users may enter text or numerical characters and quickly pare down the list to the desired client or matter. For a brief video highlighting this feature, please watch the release video.
Beyond the Quick Search, users will notice an entirely updated interface, look, and feel. If you believe your firm would be interested in using iSlips for iOS or Android, please contact us for more information.
Starting with Build 106, if a Time & Billing or Account Manager user has multiple bills to be emailed to a single client (a single email address), the software will now create one single email containing all of the bills. This process replaces the old method of having an email created for each individual bill.
This feature will reduce the amount of time spent sending bills and the amount of emails users would potentially have to sift through when searching for sent bills.
If you have any questions about this new feature, please contact us for more information.
With Background Pre-Billing, a separate task is automatically opened in the background when you run your pre-bills, freeing your Back Office modules for other uses while the background tasks complete.
If you think your firm would be interested in activating this feature, please contact the PerfectLaw Help Desk for more information.
PerfectLaw has begun a series of free workshops tailored to special interest groups, with topics that are highly relevant to today’s competitive law firm environment. We began the series in April, with a workshop titled CloudWorkshop: More for Less in the Cloud, which had a wonderful turnout. Our next workshop will explore Business Intelligence, so be sure to stay tuned for our official announcement.
If you’re interested in the information that was shared during the cloud workshop, you may visit the webpage (link above) dedicated to the event. Once there, you’ll find videos of the presentation and Q&A session, as well as case studies, informative PDFs, and an FAQ section.
If you think your firm would be interested in the PerfectLaw Series of Workshops & Webinars, please contact our Sales Department to get started.
PerfectLaw’s Document Archive automates both the archiving and restoring of documents and document profiles via age- and date-based formulas. It greatly improves the speed of storing and storage management.
Watch the new, animated video on our YouTube page which highlights the simple functionality of Document Archive.
acts list is much easier to read. And by consolidating the multiple phone columns into one, you’ll be able to see all of your contacts’ phone numbers with just a quick glance. To see all of the other new aspects in the latest build of AIM, including a great way to merge contacts together, check out our video.
To get your firm on the latest build of AIM, or to request an upgrade, please send us an email.
With the latest version of PerfectLaw’s Back Office being released, users will now have greater flexibility to customize their grids, just like AIM users are currently doing in the Front Office.
This new version of the Back Office also comes with more opportunities to export reports to Excel, as well as many other minor fixes which may be read about in our Release Notes.
To request or ask questions about a Back Office upgrade, which may be included in your monthly maintenance, send us an email.
PerfectLaw’s AIM now offers users the ability to send profiled Microsoft Word documents as PDFs directly from the software.
Available to users on AIM versions 15 and newer, users can now avoid the process of exporting, converting, and re-importing documents in order to make them PDFs. Now, users only need to locate (in its matter) the document they intend to send, right-click, and select “Mail Document as PDF.” Then it’s as simple as selecting the recipient from the list of related contacts, completing your email, and sending it off.
If you have any questions regarding this new feature- or, if you’d like information on pricing- please contact us.
Are you tired of manually profiling your emails? PerfectLaw’s Exchange Profiler Service automatically profiles all of your emails to the correct matter; it even gives firms the ability to automatically profile chains of emails sent back and forth between users and clients.
PerfectLaw is excited to announce the official release of AIM version 17. Besides tweaks to improve the general functioning of the software, there are also plenty of new features to make life easier for your firm. To see more, please watch our brief video.
To see your firm’s version of AIM, go to the AIM navigational bar, choose “Help” from the menu, “About…”, and you’ll see the Version at the top of the screen which pops up.
It may be possible for your firm to upgrade from v7 or v15 to v17 through your firm’s maintenance. To find out, request an upgrade, or inquire about any potential fees, please send us an email.
In order to avoid breaking the chain of custody through the use of services like Drop Box or Google Drive, attorneys are better served using a document sharing and case management service that can provide them with the security necessary to avoid accidental leaks.
With AIM365, attorneys have secured access to all of their matters, documents, contacts, and AIM-generated calendar events from anywhere that has Internet access. Simply open a browser, log in, and begin working.
And with AIM365’s Client Portal, firm administrators have the ability to give outside associates and clients the ability to log in, review, download, edit, and re-upload documents utilizing the latest features of HTML and drag-and-drop.